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SoftNAS Recognized on CRN’s 2016 Emerging Vendors List

Businesses rely on SoftNAS Cloud NAS for accessing and protecting massive amounts of data in the cloud CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SoftNAS to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological […]

Microsoft AzureAD Conditional Access: Per app MFA and Network Location based policies are GA!

Great news today! The Azure AD Conditional Access per app MFA and and Network Location policies are GA! We have seen incredible demand for these capabilities from customers so I’m completely stoked that they are ready for broad production use! Of note, quite a few customers of the customers we’ve been working directly with in […]

Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server Released

We are pleased to announce the full release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server. The updated driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database for C/C++ based applications. What’s new: Always Encrypted You can now use Always Encrypted with the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL […]

Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 With Azure and Windows Server 2016 support!

So with the upcoming release of Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 there are alot of new enhancements announced coming this way! Restore workloads directly to Azure (This is a feature which I’ve blogged about previosly, but has gained alot of enhancements in this build! first of, no need to deploy an appliance in Azure this […]

Microsoft Announces Internal Load Balancer and Resource Manager VNet support

The Azure App Service is happy to announce support for the use of Internal Load Balancers (ILBs) with an App Service Environment (ASE) and the ability to deploy an ASE into a Resource Manager(V2) Azure Virtual Network. These were two of the most requested features for the Azure App Service. Being able to deploy into […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Logic Apps GA – Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS)

Today we are announcing the general availability of Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that enables rapid, enterprise-grade, hybrid application connectivity. At the Integrate 2016 conference in London, we shared our vision to build a comprehensive hybrid integration platform that allows customers to seamlessly connect traditional on-premises systems and cloud-native applications. Logic Apps […]

Microsoft: Azure Active Directory B2C is now generally available in North America

Today we are delighted to announce the general availability of Azure Active Directory B2C in North America (please read the note on “Production-scale” B2C tenants below). The service has seen explosive growth in usage and interest since its preview announcement. Multiple enterprises and governments, including Real Madrid and the State of Indiana, have already gone live on […]

Microsoft: Incremental backups on Microsoft Azure Backup – Save on long term storage

Backup industry is migrating from tapes towards disks and cloud, making it more feasible to leverage technology to achieve efficient utilization of network, storage, and human resources. This results in benefits such as lesser capital expense, faster recovery times and higher data security. Here we will discuss how Incremental Backups, a technology leveraged by Microsoft […]

Using Citrix Cloud with Remote Access to Azure using NetScaler Gateway Services

Citrix has recently announced the public beta of a new cloud feature called NetScaler Gateway services. This feature is a Windows based NetScaler solution which allows remote access to a Citrix environment using the windows server that has the cloud connector component installed. When setting up Citrix Cloud Apps services you need to install a Citrix […]

Microsoft Step-by-Step AzureAD Premium Setup Guide

Today I want to let you know about our cool new step-by-step guided set up for Azure AD Premium. Our goal with this new online wizard is to help you get your organization quickly up and running successfully with Azure AD Premium. The wizard is available through the Office 365 portal (, and provides step-by-step […]